I'd like to see someone try a rendering with more curves in place of the harsh angles.
Reveal aside, the practical side of this design will probably win people over after the shock subsides.
Ruin aero? If you think that the Cybertruck the way Tesla revealed it has any sort of advantages for aero you need to take up some study in fluid dynamics.You ruin aero this way, maybe just round the top a little but that kills the way they want to manufacture this and increases costs.
If you look at test rides videos you might realize that changes are not necessary. MY needed a taller roofline in the rear but this one is OK as is.
Too bad. This is what it needs to be. If they can’t get reasonable range with it like this they need to delay it until battery technology is ready.That'll kill the aero/range.
What???? It add massive functionality. The current design with the angled bed sides kill a lot of the functionality. No access to the bed from the sides, no gooseneck/5th wheel which is needed towing 14k, can’t add toolboxes/welders/other equipment, restricts visibility. Having the bed sides angled is literally the worst design choice they could have done.I don’t think it’s better as pickup design because it adds nothing functionally and probably screws up the airflow they designed for, however I’d really like to see what it looks like extended back through most of the bed for a third seat row version like a Cybertruck Suburban or Expedition.
It does illustrate that they can keep the folded stainless steel that brilliantly eliminates the paint shop and metal stamping and with minor tweaks make it look more conventional.
Ruin aero? If you think that the Cybertruck the way Tesla revealed it has any sort of advantages for aero you need to take up some study in fluid dynamics.
NOTHING about that truck was designed with drag coefficient in mind everything is triangular and square. The amount of drag that will be created immediately following that roof peak at highway speeds is going to be substantial rivaled only by all of the square edges on the wheel well arches.
In fact, just looking at the two trucks in the OP's post I would guess that the second one he created will have a better coefficient of drag based on the more gradual roof line that starts to put the air back sooner and with less of a drop-off as compared to the cheese wedge design. Gradual and gentle curves always are ideal for airflow.
Think of a drop of water with the thin end being the tailgate. That would be ideal. Obviously it's not achievable but it will give you an idea what the goal is for aero and this thing is the opposite of that.
A brick would be about the only thing less aerodynamic. Drag clearly wasn't a high priority with the design of this truck so there's really nothing to ruin as you put it.